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Greece's euro partners approve billions in new loans

AP Business News - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 9:22am
Greece's euro partners approve billions in new loans Associated Press - 14 August 2015 17:22-04:00 News Topics: Business, General news, Parliamentary elections, Government spending, Government and politics, Economy, Legislature, Elections, Fiscal policy, Economic policy, Government business and finance, Government policy People, Places and Companies: Jean-Claude Juncker, Wolfgang Schaeuble, Christine Lagarde, Alexis Tsipras, Euclid Tsakalotos, Greece, Europe, Brussels, Germany Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Yuan and oil stabilize, giving US stocks a lift

AP Business News - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 9:21am
Yuan and oil stabilize, giving US stocks a lift Associated Press - 14 August 2015 17:21-04:00 News Topics: Business, General news, Retail and wholesale, Oil and gas industry, Economy, Earnings estimates, Stock indices and averages, Stock prices, Financial markets, Stock markets, Consumer services, Consumer products and services, Industries, Energy industry, Earnings, Financial performance, Corporate news, Leading economic indicators People, Places and Companies: Nelson Peltz, China, United States Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Justice Dept. discloses info on news media subpoenas

AP Politics - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 9:12am
Justice Dept. discloses info on news media subpoenas Associated Press - 14 August 2015 17:12-04:00 News Topics: Business, Government and politics, Legal proceedings, Subpoenas, Newspapers, Criminal investigations, Trials, Crime, News media, Law and order, General news, Media People, Places and Companies: Eric Holder, Loretta Lynch, James Risen, Osama bin Laden Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

In a slow-growth world, technology stocks are trending again

AP Business News - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 9:11am
In a slow-growth world, technology stocks are trending again Associated Press - 14 August 2015 17:11-04:00 News Topics: Business, General news, Online media industry, Stock indices and averages, Economy, Stock price movements, Dividends, Technology, Stock prices, Information technology, Media industry, Media and entertainment industry, Industries, Stock markets, Financial markets, Stock performance, Corporate stock, Corporate news, Leading economic indicators People, Places and Companies: Ruth Porat, China, United States Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Weekly Roundup of Writing Opportunities for August 14

49 Writers - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 5:00am

49 Writers is seeking two "blitz team" volunteers, one to hang fliers in six Eagle River locations and one to hang fliers in five Spenard locations. Fliers arrive by mail to be posted two to three weeks in advance of our signature events. Willing to help? Email 49writers (at)

On Sunday, August 16, the 49 Writers Fall Class schedule for workshops being offered in Anchorage, Juneau, Haines, and online will be live on the 49 Writers webpage. Many interesting offerings behind the curtain, so check back on Sunday to register, as classes fill up and we're on a first come/first served registration basis. 
Woosh Kinaadeiyí, a local nonprofit organization committed to diversity, inclusive community, and empowering voice, will host a BBQ and a poetry slam on Friday, August 21st at Sandy Beach. The event will be held from 5:00-9:00pm. An open mic and poetry slam will commence at 6:30pm. Participants can sign up to read at 6pm. Poets and performers of all ages and abilities are welcome.  Attendees are encouraged to bring food to share. The event is free and open to the public
Alaska Book Week will soon be upon us scheduled for Oct. 3 -11. We would like to invite everyone to sign up by clicking the participation form on the right side of the website at Once you submit your form, the coordinator will be in contact with you soon. This year, we are making more of an effort to create lists of Alaskan authors and possible venues so that we can expand on our yearly celebration--and provide more representation for authors and their wonderful books!We would also like to remind Alaska Book Week participants that we are incorporating a YouTube campaign into our yearly celebration. For questions or comments, please contact the Alaska Book Week coordinator at We look forward to hearing from you soon!
49 Writers Volunteer Seta
Anchorage Museum has posted their Schedule of Programs for July and August. Visit for the full list of events. Below are some of the highlights. To confirm details and dates, call the Marketing and Public Relations Department at (907) 929-9227.
Promote your book at the National Federation of Press Women Annual Conference, September 10 – 12 at the Captain Cook Hotel Anchorage. Alaska Professional Communicators will provide at no charge an opportunity for authors to sign and sell their books. Attendees, conference speakers, and APC members can sign up for a place at the authors' tables on both Fri., Sept. 11, 3:45 - 4:30 PM and Sat., Sept. 12, 4:00 - 4:30 PM. Contact Lizzie Newell at to let her know the name of your book(s). We will provide attendees a list of participating authors and their books.
Poetry Parley will be on hiatus for July and August. Starting September 20th at Hugi-Lewis Studio, Parley will kick off a new season with readings from 10 (plus) local poets. There will be no marquee poet. Send a note to if you want to be considered. We will hold a few slots for new readers.

Events at the UAA Bookstore
Local Library Events
Book Signings


The Alaska Literary Awards were established in 2014 by the Alaska Arts and Culture Foundation, through a generous gift from Peggy Shumaker and Joe Usibelli, to recognize and support writers of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, playwriting, screenwriting, and mixed genres.  Any Alaska writer over the age of 18 who is not a full-time student is eligible to apply. Quality of the work submitted is the primary consideration in determining who receives the awards. A select number of $5,000 awards will be awarded this year. For more information, and to apply, go to : The deadline for entries is August 31st, 2015 at 9:59 AKDT.
The Connie Boochever Artist Fellowship awards recognize and support Alaska emerging artists of exceptional talent. In the 2015 cycle, a select number of $2,500 fellowships will be awarded to individual artists working in visual art, including film, digital and media arts. For more information, and to apply, go to: The deadline for entries is August 31st, 2015 at 9:59 AKDT.
The 2016 Governor's Awards ceremony will be held in Juneau on Thursday, January 28th. We will also continue the tradition of scheduling CHAMP Day (Culture, Humanities, Arts & Museums Partners), a legislative fly-in day, on Wednesday, January 27th. Please start brainstorming ideas for nominees and consider submitting a nomination! The nomination process will open in August. This year's Arts categories will be: Margaret Nick Cooke Award for Alaska Native Arts & Languages, Business Leadership, Arts Advocacy and Individual Artist. A list of previous awardees can be found at
2016 Statewide Arts and Culture Conference will take place in Anchorage, Thursday, April 28th through Saturday, April 30th. We are in the process of exploring compelling themes, topics and national speakers for the convening. Like our last conference, we will be engaging Alaskan artists in the planning and production of the event. Be on the lookout for the opportunity to apply to be a conference Partner Artist, which will open in the fall. If you have any ideas to share with us, please send them our way by emailing
The Anchorage Economic Development Corporation (AEDC) is conducting a survey to inform its Live. Work. Play. Initiative, which seeks to make Anchorage the number one city in America to live work and play by 2025. If you live in Anchorage and care about the arts, please take a moment to add your voice to this survey-it's just two VERY short questions!
Poetry Out Loud registration deadline for schools deadline is October 15, 2015Click here to hear from the 2015 National Poetry Out Loud Champion from Alaska, Maeva Ordaz. 
Alaska Writers Guild & SCBWI Annual Writer’s Conference, September 19-20, Anchorage. Early registration starts May 2015.
Alaska Women Speak is currently collecting writing for the fall issue.  The theme is "Fireweed."  All submissions due August15th.  Please email
13 Chairs Literary Journal, a new literary journal publishing short stories and poetry from new and emerging authors, seeks submissions and volunteers. They are currently composing their flagship issue, straight out of JBER, AK. To learn more, and to submit, email or visit
You still have until August 15 to apply to the Rasmuson Foundation Artist Residency Program, which is accepting applications from Alaska artists and writers interested in a fully-funded two-month residency in the Lower 48. The eligibility requirements have changed—Alaska-based artists who have not received a Rasmuson Foundation Individual Artist Award are now also eligible to apply. Potential applicants are invited to attend in-person or by teleconference. More information can be foundat If you have questions about the program, contact Jayson Smart at or call 907-297-2882
As we all know, back-to-school time is getting close. This also means the issue of author signing is raised at the schools. Barnes & Noble has scheduled school book fairs and fundraising events and is in demand for local children’s book author presenters. If you are interested in participating in these events, please contact Renee Millner, Community Business Development Manager at 907-279-7323 or email her at
University of Alaska Press announces the release of Connecting Alaskans: Telecommunications in Alaska from Telegraph to Broadband by Heather E. Hudson.The book will be available in September 2015. Cloth Price is $60.00. It is also available in ebook.
Have news or events you'd like to see listed here? Email details to 49roundup (at) Your message must be received by noon on the Thursday before the roundup is scheduled to run. Unless your event falls in the "Opportunities" category, it should occur no more than 30 days from when we receive your email.
Categories: Arts & Culture

At Least One Kidney

What Turtle Blood Tastes Like - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 5:46pm

a token
or two
scavenged from
the wild

gone feral

two hours
pacing dark
tide creeping
beach bisected
by creeks
ribbons of
black ice

a whole
frozen liver
at least one
on the

deer fur
of what’s
to come

i know
a leash could
prevent this
the hours
what will
be brought back
if he will
even come

the wild one
nearly feral
for so long

he always
comes back
this time
with a four
point buck

its head
at least
frozen tongue
sticking out
of ice clenched jaw

the dog
i share the bed
with sometimes
spinal column
of nerve
and thawed

i put
the dog
take up
the heavy
coal shovel
and with the
toe of my
boot, rock
the death
head into
the shovel’s flat blade
go to the garage
and dump
it in the bottom
of the trash

Filed under: events, glimpses, picture as poem, Poetry
Categories: Arts & Culture

Klarissa’s Kool Klean Kanteen Kontainer

Clarissa Rizal: Alaska Native Artist Blog - Sat, 08/08/2015 - 4:12am

Necessary Kold or hot drinks Kontained in Klarissa’s Kool Klean Kanteen

When my friend Margie gifted me this thermos last Fall 2014, I thought it was sweet, nifty and thoughtful of her.  Little had I known I would use this precious gem at least once a day every day since!  It’s the perfect size, not too big, not too small.  I’ve traveled the ferry south from Juneau to Bellingham with it in my stateroom, traveled in my Chilkat Mobile along the West Coast down to Los Angelos over the Phoenix, up to Santa Fe and then Colorado.

This thermos keeps your hot drink hot for about 5 or 6 hours; keeps your cold drinks cold for about the same time.

I keep it handy at my side while I am at my desk, my drawing table, my sewing table, coffee table during music and of course my weaving loom.  It’s been my pal, my confidant (yes, sometimes I actually talk to it), and obviously my traveling buddy!  Yep, hot or kold drinks keep me hydrated serving me well…THE Klarissa’s Kool Klean Kanteen…!  Go out and get one for yourself!  Or better yet, maybe somebody will gift one to you…!

Thank you dear Margaret!

Categories: Arts & Culture

Receiving the NACF Fellowship

Clarissa Rizal: Alaska Native Artist Blog - Thu, 08/06/2015 - 10:30pm

Clarissa Rizal weaving the “Resilience” Chilkat robe she designed and wove,completed in June 2014 for the Portland Art Museum

Whew!  It was a lot of work applying for the Native Arts and Culture Foundation fellowship grant; well worth 5 years of applications!  This year I won one of the three artists under the “Traditional” category!  Click here to read more about the 13 artists selected for the NACF 2015 fellowship awards!

What am I going to do with the money?  I’m not going to pay off my visa cards (that’s how I generally pay my bills until I receive a commission); I’m not going to buy a car (though I really need one to get around a do the art markets); I’m not going to blow the bucks on a vacation (because I don’t know how to vacate and feel comfortable doing nothing); and, I’m not going to buy a new wardrobe (I already have one).

I’m working on several projects within this next year.  This money will be my “sugar daddy” so I can focus on creating weavings for an exhibit opening on September 21, 2016 at the Bill Reid Gallery in Vancouver, B.C.  (more on this later).  I am also working with a close group of Tlingit artists to create a Tlingit Mentorship Program.  I am working on the various chapters for my book of Tlingit ceremonial robes (my first 60) to be published in August 2016.  These are just three major projects over the next 12 months.

Also,…I’m saving the money for a home.  I need a home to settle down.  Since 2007, I’ve been without a home.  I have a studio, but no home.  I am saving for a home.  That sounds and feels real good!

Thank you NACF for the support; it feels real good to be acknowledged.  I feel somewhat “settled” in my bones.  I like it; I like it.

Categories: Arts & Culture

Superintendent speaks out about student privacy rights

Juneau School District Announcements - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 2:40pm

Supe's On  - Welcome to the Superintendent's Blog

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Categories: Arts & Culture

School District Report on Investigation into Hazing

Juneau School District Announcements - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 4:35pm

The Juneau School District has concluded our investigation into allegations that on or about May 30-31 of this year a group of incoming senior boys hazed/initiated a group of incoming freshmen boys by paddling them multiple times.

These events were first brought to our attention in early June. At that time the district began an initial investigation, which, due to an active police investigation and summer vacation, was put on hold. When we were informed that the police had concluded their investigation we resumed our efforts.

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Categories: Arts & Culture


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